Strong showing by Singapore pair

5th February, Perth: Singapore's Carl De Vries and Justin Teng Wei Jun made a strong showing in the Boy's Doubles on Short Oil pattern of the 13th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship finishing third in Squad A. Singapore's pair of Justin Teng and Carl De Vries kicked off the opening squad this morning with a superb 495 but the Japanese pair took over the lead with 491 in the second game for a 64 pin buffer.

While Japan maintained the lead at the halfway mark, Malaysia's Aaron Kong and Zulmazran Zulkifli mounted their attack to narrow the gap to 27 pins after the fourth game. Despite their late charge in the final two games, Japan hung on to top Squad A by 61 pins on 2654.

Teng and De Vries also put up a late challenge and did well to clinch third spot with 2593 total ahead of the Jassem Darwish and Mohammad Kamel of Kuwait in fourth with a total of 2585.  In the girl's division, Singles Long Oil Silver and Bronze medalist, Zandra Aziela and Esther Cheah proved too strong for the field as the pair romped home a comfortable leader with an identical score line as the boys on 2654.

The Malaysian pair posted lines of 498, 385, 433, 462, 458 and 418 for a hugh margin of 228 over second-placed Korea. Gang Hye-Eun and Lee Su-Jeong only managed a 2426 total, just four pins ahead of Chinese Taipei's Wang Ya-Ting and Hsiao Ju-Fang in thrid on 2422.

Singapore's pair of Ong She Na and Cherie Tan Shi Hua could not make any headway and remained fourth throughout the block with a total of 2344. Singapore's hopes now lies in the hands of Singles Long Oil Silver medalist, Jason Yeong Nathan and Lionel Lim Guo Liang and Amanda Ng and Jazreel Tan. Detailed scores: Boy's Doubles Short | Girl's Doubles Short | Photo Album 2. Photos courtesy of MTBC.